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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Coach Dinoffer talks about split-second decision making on the tennis court.
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The final section of this volume covers the split second decisions that often have to be made as players advance. Sometimes we call these skills reactions and reflexes, but really they involve quick decisions. The drills we will share in this section are largely partner drills with one player calling out what the hitter needs to do. These exercises take the ball machine color drills from the last section to the next level and when designing drills like these, keep in mind that you should generally give only two options for each exercise. Take a look once again at an example that works on volley skills from that live workshop.
Let's do a similar drill now for more advance, it's called an advance beginning level, to an advance intermediate level, even a much more advanced level if you want. You say, I am counting a couple of ten steps, take a split, you keep the ball, call out catcher here, ready?
Okay, you get the idea? So let's have you guys try it now. As soon as you get five, you switch places with your partner. Here we go, on the whistle and I think we need you to do, ready?
Now, let's move to a little variation that is both more challenging and good for additional fun. Take a look as this little addition raises the group's energy quite a bit.
Alright, now when you catch it behind your back, you get three points. But, if you drop it, there is no point. So now, you are engaging the hard shots a little bit. If you get a hard shot in the group and you want to challenge them a little bit more, right?
If that look like fun, it was. Now, let's look at another similar exercise that is even more challenging. In this sequence, two balls will be handled at the same time, take a look.
You're going to hit at the same time, and the catch you want to hit, one back to you. Split; try to get as possible as short.
Yet another variation uses two balls at the same time, but with a quick response decision based on color.
Now, I am going to use color balls. Well, which one do you want to catch? I will call out everyone, alright, ready?
So it's the way of decision making for a color ball. So I very much like this concept of getting the players to multi-task. So it's now just simple catching and bouncing, although that's valuable. Remember, we covered the basics first. So it shouldn't be a group environment that just learning and laughing and music and having a lot of balls, it should be all of that but more than that, they must be also building skills and having goals that are very specific and you can tell them hey, look, you guys have accomplished A, B and C, and that makes you a better player after this hour, that's important.